Four Novels of the 1960s

Four Novels of the 1960s

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of four signature works by the visionary science fiction writer includes the titles, "The Man in the High Castle," "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch," "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," and "Ubik."

Blackwell North Amer
The great accomplishment of Philip K. Dick, in the words of editor Jonathan Lethem, was "to turn the materials of American pulp-style science fiction into a vocabulary for a remarkably personal vision of paranoia and dislocation." These four novels written in the 1960s are summits in Dick's career. They exemplify the hallucinatory logic, darkly comic exuberance, and unsettling prescience of Dick's genius. These are universes where alternate realities can be marketed and individual identity eroded in unexpected ways, and where the very question of what is human is redefined as the virtual becomes the real, and the divine may lurk in a mass-marketed drug or in a household product.

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& Taylor

Published to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary re-release of the film Blade Runner, a collection of four signature works by the visionary science fiction writer includes the titles, The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and Ubik.

Publisher: New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Putnam Inc., c2007
ISBN: 9781598530094
1598530097
Characteristics: 830 p. ; 21 cm

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lukasevansherman
Dec 16, 2015

Finally, cracked visionary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick emerges from the genre ghetto to get the deluxe treatment he deserves. Bad movies continue to be made from his books ("Next" with Nic Cage), but his considerable influence remains with us. Snobs may find faults with his fast and dirty prose, but there's no denying the power of his ideas and the genuine paranoia and dread the course through his best work. This brings together 4 of his best novels in a handsome, annotated package. A second volume is due out this summer. Like Ballard and Burroughs, he went deeper and darker than most of his contemporaries, even if his audience is not as large as it should be.

sghayes Jul 26, 2014

Philip K Dick is an absolute genius! The four stories are in four different, incredible worlds. A must read for sci-fi fans.

theorbys Mar 17, 2014

Dick's sci fi transcends the genre, making him a great writer. This volume has 4 of his masterpieces!

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sdelao
Aug 11, 2012

Love Philip K. Dick!

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